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Midsummer - Midsummer House Restaurant, Cambridge,
Award-winning

Midsummer House Restaurant

4.8
4.8
313 Reviews
£41 and over
British
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for fine wines
  • Charming
As Midsummer House forges ahead into its third decade, Daniel Clifford’s elegant, sophisticated modern British cooking continues to evolve. For over twenty years, passion and creativity have skilfully shaped the menu at Midsummer House, showcasing the finest seasonal produce and offering a contemporary British dining experience of the highest quality.


Important: Foods in this restaurant are processed in a kitchen that produces dishes with milk, wheat, soybean, fish, nuts, eggs, and egg products.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–13:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    01223 369299
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Important: Foods in this restaurant are processed in a kitchen that produces dishes with milk, wheat, soybean, fish, nuts, eggs, and egg products.

Experiences

  • £250 Tasting Menu

    £125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Dec 2023 - 17 Aug 2024
    Our Tasting Menu is £250 per person. This includes 1 glass of Champagne on arrival, water, tea or coffee to finish. A deposit of £125 per person is required to secure the reservation, the balance to be paid on the day. Should you need to cancel, we request you inform us more than 48 hours in advance. As per our T&Cs the refund is processed minus a £20 admin fee. Any cancellation/drop in numbers made less than 48 hours in advance will result in the deposit for those guests being non-refundable. We cater for the following allergies ONLY: nuts, coeliac, raw alcohol & shellfish, which must be stated upon booking.
    £250 Tasting Menu photo
  • £275 FT Grand Siècle Menu (Lunch & Dinner)

    £125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Jun - 31 Jul 2024
    Our Grand Siècle Tasting Menu is £275 per person. This is a special offer in partnership with The Financial Times, includes 1 glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne, water, tea or coffee to finish. A deposit of £125 per person is required to secure the reservation, the balance to be paid on the day. Should you need to cancel, we request you inform us more than 48 hours in advance. As per our T&Cs the refund is processed minus a £20 admin fee. Any cancellation/drop in numbers made less than 48 hours in advance will result in the deposit for those guests being non-refundable. We cater for the following allergies ONLY: nuts, coeliac, raw alcohol & shellfish, which must be stated upon booking.
    £275 FT Grand Siècle Menu (Lunch & Dinner) photo
  • £150 Lunch Menu

    £75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Dec 2023 - 17 Aug 2024
    Our Lunch Menu is £150 per person. This includes 1 glass of Champagne on arrival, water, tea or coffee to finish. A deposit of £75 per person is required to secure the reservation, the balance to be paid on the day. Should you need to cancel, we request you inform us more than 48 hours in advance. As per our T&Cs the refund is processed minus a £20 admin fee. Any cancellation/drop in numbers made less than 48 hours in advance will result in the deposit for those guests being non-refundable. We cater for the following allergies ONLY: nuts, coeliac, raw alcohol & shellfish, which must be stated upon booking.
    £150 Lunch Menu photo

What 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Food

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Value

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Romantic

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

315 Reviews
  1. JohnP

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a memorable meal of very high quality and good service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience all superb. Expensive of course, but well worth it for a memorable experience to celebrate special occasions.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Took my visiting relatives to lunch and had high expectations as we’ve had great meals at Midsummer House before. The reception on arrival was very warm both at the door and cheery female maitre d’, our request for extra seat cushion for my elderly relative was attended to. The Amuse bouche were interesting but the ‘strawberry’ of duck liver didn’t taste as rich and tasty as when I last visited. The main course of lamb was tender but only very slightly warm on the plate. The flavours in this dish was rather simple, compared to the main course (squab pigeon) I had a couple of years ago. The dessert was too sharp to be called a dessert and the tartness of the passion fruit ice cream and jelly overwhelmed all other ingredients, I could not taste the chocolate mousse or anything else. The passion fruit ice cream didn’t really have much passion fruit fragranceeither. I was really looking forward to the beignets with apple sauce and crème Anglaise but the beignets were not as light and fluffy as my last visit. Overall the food had very interesting flavours and a lot of work and preparation gone into each. However apart from the main course, much of the starter amuse bouche had a soft or mousse like consistency. Good for the elderly but I’d like some with more bite or texture. Lastly the real disappointment and let down came in the service towards the end of our meal. There was quite a long wait after first dessert for the rest. My husband asked one of the waiter about the delay, the response was arrogant condescending and a somewhat rude, not at all what we expect in an establishment of this standing. A simple reply of yes sir I’ll go check with chef and return with an explanation of the cause of delay with polite apology would have been hospitality standard. Even my guests were astounded by his attitude. This one waiter has unfortunately left a very unpleasant mark to our visit.

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  4. AJHAN

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Midsummer House many times, years apart, and always felt we had a great meal. This visit we thought the cuisine was even more exceptional than usual, with very imaginative amuse-bouches, and amazing seafood, in particular a salmon dish that simply melted with a touch and full of subtle flavors. The lamb cut was also perfectly prepared, and accompanied by a fine Pomerol in the wine pairing. We tremendously enjoyed the wine descriptions and attention from the sommelier, whom we remembered and who remembered us from our previous year's visit. This is a remarkable restaurant in every way. We were surprised to see a few empty tables, perhaps a sign that great restaurants have not completely recovered from the worst Covid years -- we encourage anyone reading this review to fill those empty seats and indulge in the wonderful experience that we have enjoyed year after year!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment of welcome, we were treated with great courtesy and friendliness. All the staff contributed to our experience, but Ollie stood out for his attention to detail and humour. The window into the kitchen afforded a view of the hard work incumbent on providing our wonderful dining experience. A shame Daniel himself did not come "front of house" to receive the plaudits his food very much deserves, We would have liked to have met him in person. The menu was wonderful and occasionally challenging, and the wine pairing enhanced the experience. We had a wonderful evening and I would heartily recommend it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the initial welcome at the door the friendly service throughout the tasting experience was excellent and put us at ease. Our table was in a corner of the conservatory which was very peaceful and we were unaware of a party taking place above us until we needed to visit the toilets later situated up two flights of stairs in the main house. The unusual combination of ingredients in some of the beautifully presented dishes worked surprisingly well and although I don't normally like caviar I was glad I was not put off by it's inclusion. Portions in the elements of a tasting menu are obviously small but the ingenuity, artistry and taste of them all amounted to an overall experience not to be missed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The tasting menu is extensive with a dozen or so courses including at least four desserts. The tastes are good, not mind-blowing. Service is okay. Some of the wait staff seem not very experienced.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but the wine pairing and volume of the drinks were really poor. The wine quality was average but 5 drinks for 9 main courses and 2 sweet wines for 3 desserts over 4 hours was simply poor and ruined our experience.

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  9. Kash

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing chef with his team presented us with the most amazing food combinations with excellent non alcoholic drinks that complimented the food and enhanced the flavour. We had taster menu to get the full experience

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    In upscale restaurants, when a guest leaves the table, their napkin should be replaced or at least refolded with cloth gloves. Aside from this admittedly improvable detail, the experience was certainly pleasant.

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FAQs

Midsummer House Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Midsummer House Restaurant

Midsummer Common, Cambridge, CB4 1HA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 2 Stars 2023
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–13:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    01223 369299
  • Catering
    Important: Foods in this restaurant are processed in a kitchen that produces dishes with milk, wheat, soybean, fish, nuts, eggs, and egg products.
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